Mo Lea Art Projection onto the Houses of Parliament
I produced this drawing of the famous statue ‘Lady Justice’ that sits on top of the Old Bailey building. She symbolises fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, favour or prejudice
The image was animated and projected onto the Houses of Parliament. In it, the scales of equality tilt and out pour women’s symbols that fall down to the floor.
This represents the negative imbalance of justice towards women.
The art projection raises the question, asking what progress has been made in the police and legal systems to support women who have been victims of violent attacks over the last 40 years
I was Filmed adding the final detail of the intricate pencil drawing of the iconic photograph of the man who had tried to take my life, Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper. In the final scene, I smile as I rip up my drawing, one I had taken so long to recreate. Sutcliffe’s face is ripped in half. The torn pieces of paper are shown falling to the floor and one of his eyes can be seen on a shred, landing on the ground below my feet and looking into the lens of the camera. I am filmed treading over the shreds and walking out of shot. For the first time, Sutcliffe is the victim and I am the triumphant survivor. I had finally found a way of stepping out of the frame. I no longer felt I was running away. I had the perfect way to reclaim my story.